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house shake-up on the horizon as rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his post and sources say it could happen sometime this week. sarah simmons is live outside the white house this morning with more. >> reporter: good morning, steve. sources close to rahm emmanuel say he could make an announcement about his decision possibly as early as friday. there has been speculation about rahm emmanuel leaving his post. but once chicago mayor richard daley announced he would not run for office again in chicago, speculation over emmanuel's departure grew even more since it was an office he had long tried to attain. he had interest in running for the mayor of chicago for years. now, with daley deciding not to run again that opens up the playing field for him to be able to throw his hat into the wring as well as many others would have been waiting. source is close to emmanuel say he has not made a final decision yet. apparently a big factor is the impact the campaign would have on his family would lives here in washington with him. should he leave, the president w
to you. >> taking a look at our top stories, rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his position perhaps as early as friday. fox news reports that is when he will announce whether he will run for mayor of chicago. >>> montgomery county police are looking for a rapist this morning. early sunday morning, near some woods near high point drive in germantown, a woman says she was walking up frederick road when a man grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. >>> a d.c. jump has delayed the trial of a man accused of killing chandra levy. the trial was spaced to begin next week but the judge has now postponed that until october 18 saying the prosecution needs extra time to resolve an inwith a defense witness. levy disappeared in 2001. her remains were found one year later in rock creek park. >>> president obama may have ruffled a few feathers yesterday when he fielded a question about the quality of education here in the district and he did that on national television. the president sends his dotters to private schools but he still had something to say about public education. beth park
leave washington to be mayor of the windy city. find out who is giving rahm emmanuel his blessings. >>> and detained in iran for more than a year. there is word one of the american hikers is coming home. >> word from iran tonight, one of the three jailed american hikers will be released this saturday. and the relief will mark the end of the islamic holy month. the three who were detained in 2009 accused of espionage. the families say they were simply hikeing in iraq and accidentally crossed the border the white house said jobs and the economy are the top items on the president's agenda. the number of people applying for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 451,000, the lowest level in two months. president obama unveiled now economic initiatives this week. a key campaign issue as the mid- term elects get closer. >>> and president obama gave his blessing to the chief of staff saying rahm emmanuel would make a terrific mayor of chicago; mainual long expressed interest in running for chicago mayor one day. the job came open when richard daily announceed his retirement this week
perished. >>> a big change in the white house uner circle. why white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel could be stepping down. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> and there you go. there is a live look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gaithersburg and this is pushing to the north-northeast. we'll keep our eyes on this through the course of t
-up. not just rahm emmanuel, but what about other advisors. >> there's no question about it. axelrod has been straightforward that this is a temporary tour of duty for him. and at some point next year, i think spring or summer, he's going to leave and go back to chicago and read -- and re-elect president obama. i don't think it will happen any sooner than that. everybody's tongues are wagging about when rahm emmanuel, the chief of staff is announcing a departu departure. we may hear something about that in a week or so. wouldn't be surprised. wouldn't make a move. there's talking inside the white house about potential replacements. everything i've been able to garth everyone and report suggests it's likely to be an insider. you wonder if there will be a caretaker chief of staff for a little while. pete rous, somebody with low profile. the president doesn't trust or whether they'll make the move and make a permanent chief of staff. already, we've seen departures on the economic team. a year from now, the west wing is going to look very, very different from what we see today. no question about
obama's inner circle in washington. white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel could resign in weeks to run for the mayor of chicago. and senior adviser david axelrod is expected to leave the white house soon to focus on the president's re-election campaign. christina belanton si from talking points memo. good morning. interpret all these changes. what do you think they reflect, if anything other than a typical midterm reaction? >> there's a couple of things going on. you have the typical midterm reorganization. it's not shocking people would leave. it's a very intensive job. people sort of have one or two years in them and then they shift around. that happens often with chief of staff. there's also a little bit of signaling to the democratic base that's been frustrated with president obama for a while. he's make something changes to make sure that people are enthusiastic for the fall. you have obviously got the elizabeth warren appointment which isn't a west wing shuffle but certainly timed to put out a little olive branch to progressives. and a lot of people have been frustrated wi
chief of staff, rahm emmanuel who might be leaving very, very soon to go back to chicago to run for mayor. listen to what the president said? >> i think that ram will have to make a decision quickly because running for mayor of chicago is a serious enterprise. i know that's something he's been thinking about. >> he's got to make a decision. the elections are february. you have to start doing all sorts of stuff. this is not an easy decision, obviously. you think rahm emmanuel is going to do this? going to quit the white house to go back and run for mayor? >> that's the $65,000 question and something that everybody loves to talk about. but if you believe what you read, which is that this is, in fact, ron's dream job and a lot of his close friends have said that it is. he has said that it is, then i think that the -- what we can bet on is he will look seriously at leaving and pursuing that. >> alex, is this a big deal or a little deal for the president who's obviously in some political trouble right now to lose his chief of staff at this moment? >> it's not a bad time for a transit
. what they know about rahm emmanuel's plans and who the president may tap as the next white house chief of staff. >>> and it rained mud while they slept. we're following the unfolding landslide disaster. dozens, maybe hundreds of people may be trapped right now. ah. ah! ah! whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what is that? how come my dap wasn't like that? huh? it's just an "us" thing. yeah, it's a little something we do. who else is in this so-called "us"? man, i don't know. there's a lot of us. [ chuckles ] ask your friends what it's like to be part of a group that's 40 million strong. state farm insures more drivers than geico and progressive combined. it's no surprise, with so many ways to save and discounts of up to 40%. so call an agent at 1-800-state-farm or go online. personal pricing now on brakes. tell us what you want to pay. we do our best to make that work. deal! my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> president obama may be losing his chief of staff sooner than a lot of people thought. rahm emmanuel was all but certain to run as mayor of chicago. an announcement is expected friday.
of staff to replace rahm emmanuel? >> well, listen -- i think she's a powerful force. but if she does step into the arena, she's going to attract the same scrutiny that she attracted when she was candidate for vice president. i don't think she does well in that scrutiny. i don't think she does with the substantive scrutiny or the personal scrutiny or the political scrutiny. from the democratic perspective, we welcome her to the arena. she's a polarizing figure and hopefully she'll be the nominee. >> there you hear it. the democrats want her. >> they're rooting for her. >> yeah. i'm sure she has a lot of democrats rooting for her. i believe she may run and if she does, she's a powerful force. i do not think she's the inevitable nominee, though. that's the risk for the republicans. because certainly her base of support is wildly enthusiastic for it. should she run and not get the nomination, they're going to get turned off to whoever does beat her. that's not a good thing for us. my guess is she doesn't run, she likes being the leader of the conservative movement. she has a lot of influence
. >>> white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel may be leaving the white house for a chance to be the mayor of chicago. he could announce his decision as soon as friday. he has made it no secret he would like to run. the dominant factor in his decision is the imfact the move and campaign would have on his wife and three children who live with him here in washington. >>> according to a new poll, the democrats may have a hard time staying in power. according to the gw battleground survey, more americans believe a republican- led congress will do a better job than president obama creating jobs. with five weeks to go, democrats are calling on michelle obama and former president clinton to try to improve their chances on election day. ironically the same poll found that most americans blame the republican party for the current economic mess. the obama administration special middle east peace envoy will hold meetings with israeli and palestinian officials. the. palestinian president, who had threatened to quit negotiations if building resumed said he will wait at least a week before making a fina
of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emmanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. >> the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the time, the job was filled by longtime incumbent richard dale yl. but he announced earlier this month he will not run for a seventh term. if emanuel does step
and peter orszad and the imminent decampment of chief of staff rahm emmanuel and david axelrod, a chief is under way at the white house. bill clinton is among those who believe the president still has to assert control over his biggest challenge, the economy. the former president sat down with my news however colleague judy woodruff this week. >> if this is a referendum on people's anger and apathy, our side stays home and their side, we don't do well f it's a choice between who's going to do what, we can do well. the president is out there now. and i think it's high time. and it's good, and it's good that he's taking some shots. that's what people want to see. they like to see their presidents get hit a little bit. gwen: and he would know. and does the white house subscribe, jackie, to this clinton principle that sometimes you got to take your hits? >> well, they would never admit that they subscribe to anything that's described as clinton's. but of course, the danger in that is you get hit, you look -- depending on your reaction, you could look prickly or defensive. and occasionally,
by rahm emmanuel to run in 2006 as moderates in districts that were have moderate reports. they might lose this year now whisrahm is in the house. >> yes. ll, the guy has got to be the happiest democrat in america is joe lieberman the little slash independent after his name. he's the guy he drove over the cliff. >> all right, dan, thank autos last word when we come back. americans stop to remdember those who died nine years ago today some saying u.s. overreacted to the terror threat. we'll examine that claim, next. dding was just days away. but my smile just wasn't white enough. now what? [ female announcer ] new crest 3d white professional effects whitestrs. it'srofessional-level whitening. start seeing results in 3 days. new crest s. white professional effects whitestrips. nnat got the gecko t-shirt... is "4 million drivers switched!" gecko water bottle... notebook... chamois... gecko: sir, i feel a little bit uncomfortable with all... you know... with all thi i mean, it's not about me. should be about how geico's the third-largest car insurance company in the nation. things lik
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in education and other matters in the city. >>> white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel is expected to make a decision about his potical future by friday. he's been actively considering a run for the mayor's office in chicago. manual resigned his seat in congress to serve as chief of staff for presidentobama. before his run for congress he served as a senior adviser to president bill clinton. >>> still ahead at 6:00, a famous performance hall gets rea to host its first concert in quite some time. >>> and a very odd friendship. >>> a[ male announcer ]ndship. you can't un-smoke a cigarette. and you can't go back and un-do the times you tried quitting... ♪ ...then started again. but every smoker was a non-smoker once. and you could be again. for many, smoking a treatable medicacondition. so talk to your doctor about prescription treatment options and support. and make this time, your time. meet pnc virtual wallet. it comes with a calendar that shows you all your nances at once. it lets you know when your money's going out. and when it's coming in. it even tells you when you're runng low. we
. former congressman rahm emmanuel is expected to run for mayor of chicago. the mayoral run became a more intriguing possibility several weeks ago when richard daly announced he was not running for re-election. >>> tonight the two people hoping to be the governor of the nation's most populous state square off in a series of debates. the democratic attorney general jerry brown a one-time presidential candidate and former governor has spent four decades in politics. he leads republican mega whitman by a few points this the polls. the former ceo of ebay has never held political office. the nationals get a taste of postseason joy thanks to their opponent. >>> and plus as the wizards tip off their fall practice schedule, arenas makes his first public appearance since going to jail. >>> and let's see who's celebrating a birthday today -- >>> the last time we saw arenas in public he was before a judge pleading guilty to federal gun charges. a surly and seemingly disinterested arenas made his appearance yesterday at wizards media day. sporting a scruffy beard an a new number nine on his uniform h
around white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel who has often said he would like that post but emmanuel says he is surprised by daley's decision. >>> ate massachusetts woman is recovering after being stung more than 500 times by a swarm of wasps. the 5 #-year-old if he would on top of an underground wasp's nest while landscaping her sister's yard. eventually, firefighters were able to scare many away with the fire extinguisher. >> there were still bees coming out from under the lady's clothing an flying around the ambulance. so the patient was still being stung and so were the first responders. >> wasps are loaded with potent venom that attacks the nervous system and unlike bees, they can sting a victim multiple times. >>> as we get set to remember nine years since the attacks of september 11th, a milestone handshake at ground zero. we'll get a report on the progress at the world trade center. >>> we'll check your morning commute an your forecast and some asteroids, could they be headed our way? we'll explain coming up as you check out traffic on the beltway at new hampshire avenue. we'
news conference when he announced he is not running for re-election. there is speculation that rahm emmanuel will quit his post with the obama administration and run for mayor of chicago. emmanuel honored mayor daley's service but would not say if he would run. >>> coming up next, more than three months out now from christmas and one community is already talking about its holiday display. >> hoare on the debate over who can share in the holiday spirit. >>> can we expect some warm weather to hang on on this wednesday? we'll check back in with tony for your forecast and julie takes a look at the roads when fox 5 morning news returns. -- more on the debate over who can share in the holiday spirit. c >>> welcome back. strong winds helped fan flames that swept through at least two dozen homes in detroit. this happened last night in three different neighborhoods. there are no reports of any injuries. investigators think that some of these fires may have been caused by dead tree limbs falling into power lines. more than 100,000 customers lost power. win gusts topped
announcer ] the new community. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> rahm emmanuel, listen up, the author and filmmaker michael moore says he would like to be the next white house chief of staff. wepoke about it in an interview earlier today. >> you wrote a piece at the time there was suggesons that rahm emmanuel was going to be leaving the white house chief of staff job. you volunteered. you said youwould come in and replace rahm emmanuel with a dollar a year, sleep on a cot in the white house. well, he's aarently thinking very seriously now for running for mayor of chicago. is your offer on the table still to become the next white house chief of staff? >> the offer is still there, yes. the offer is on the table. they don't have to give me that title. they can giveso it to somebody else. i'm going to come in. work every day. we'll get up th orobama, 6:00 every morning. we'll light a fire under him. 'lgoing. we'll get down -- we'll get the job that needs to get done. stand up for the american people, stand up for the working people. have some guts. and that's what i
you're doing well today. >> good morning. i am. >> rahm emmanuel is going to bolt out of the white house soon, isn't he? >> very soon. in fact, what we've heard here is it could happen as soon as tomorrow. a lot of people expect that to happen, that we'll get an announcement that rahm emmanuel is leaving, moving very quickly, perhaps even as early as this weekend to chicago to start running for mayor. it's widely expected that the president will announce an interlimb chief of staff, pete rouse, a senior advice tore the president, been with him a long time. it's expected he will be the replacement while the pro verbal nationwide search goes on for a permanent chief of staff. perhaps rouse will be success to stick with that. >> dana milbank wrote in "the washington post" yesterday that regardless of who is chief of staff, valerie jarrett is the most keyed in powerful important person at the white house right now. did that surprise you reading that? it didn't surprise us? >> no, it didn't. there's no question valerie has access to the president. she has the ear of the president. she h
. rahm emmanuel is expected to announce any day now to the staff that his -- about his plans to return home to chicago to run for mayor. if that happens, the question is, who takes his job? will be it a permanent replacement or a caretaker chief of staff until the president settles on a successor? and in fact, let's deal with issue number one. two weeks ago, conventional wisdom all said interim chief of staff. definitely the way it's going to be. will not name a permanent chief of staff before the election. that conventional wisdom may not be correct. >> he's known for a while. it's relatively small group of people he's really considering as far as we understand it. likely to be an insider. so in some ways, if that's going to be the case if it's going to be a tom donellan if it's going to be a ron clan who works for vice president biden, why do an interim chief of staff if he's going to make that decision. he could do it right away. >> does he bring somebody with some sort of outsider credential just not being in the current inner circle? people that qualify on that list, a goi like to
regarding rahm emanuel. he may be leaving as early as october, before the midterms. what can you tell me that you've uncovered about this story. >> tamarin, it's interesting. if news is the unexpected, rahm emmanuel not leaving would be bigger news. the president to his fellow chicago native david alexrod has said, here's your hat, what's your hurry? he will run for mayor daly's seat next year. of course, daly announced a couple of weeks ago he's retiring. if you count back from a november 22nd deadline where he's got to have the petitions in that would allow him to get on the ballot, he doesn't have that much time. >> right. >> you also look at the fact that the elections for congress are coming up, just after that -- or that would be too late to wait all the way until then. so people are back-timing it. they're looking at early october as the most logical time. he would announce his departure and a run for mayor. i had a tanchance, tamarin -- in into him at the park. he was coming back from an appointment. he was kind of disdainful of the way the media is handling this today. everybody
. nothing would make rahm, rahm emmanuel, his chief of staff, happier than if i said no to the 30,000. so people who don't like the war could read this and say, well, obama gets it. why aren't we getting out? why did we add 30,000 troops? where is the political and moral commitment that he seems to get intellectually. so very complicated, as obama is complicated. >> what do you dedeuce as the answer to that question? >> that we're going to see. and remember petraeus. you have to give him -- the hero of iraq. he went into iraq at a time when it was violent, when it looked almost hopeless and petraeus came in and said hard but not hopeless. and now we're in a situation where obama holds iraq up as a model for getting out. so we don't know. there are going to be reviews. there are things happening all the time. >> isn't the answer political? he got boxed in by his generals. he didn't like the war. the generals -- we were talking about it in realtime. you could tell. petraeus was boxing him in. mullen was boxing him in. in fact, you reveal that petraeus and admiral mullen actually lied to the
, but just on the joe lieberman question, i have a scene in the book where rahm me emmanuel is really ticked at joe lieberman for backing off on the medicare expansion and tore ped heing health care in the 11th hour. he was working day and night to get this done. to call him a cancer, it's pretty unfair to a guy who's been doing a lot of good getting a lot of the legislation through. >> who would be. >> some victories are better than others and just putting a "w" in the column is not superior to getting a progressive winner. >> it was better than kill the bill. that was ridiculous. >>ç adam, who should replace h as chief of staff? >> i think we need a north dakotan at chief of staff. my first choice su. if you're not available, i think. >> not available. i got too much fishing to do. >> i do want to float one name. the guy on your show earlier today, byron dorgan. >> that's all i needed was a name. >> jonathan, your thoughts? >> i'm more interested in trying to get a sense of what might be rather than my personal choice. the names i'm hearing are valerie jarrett, ron klain,tom done lynn. i
names that probably aren't as prominent on a national basis as rahm emmanuel is because he works in the white house, but, you know, no one -- people in chicago actually are focusing more on how rahm can get a coalition together to win the primary than the opposite. he will have to earn this, just like everybody else in the race. >> yeah. and he was a congressman from chicago, but that was a very small demographic chunk of a specific kind of chicago. right? because you have-doctor. >> well, yes, but -- >> you have upper north side. you've got hispanics, blacks, all of these contingencies you have to put together. >> right. he needs to build a coalition as whoever is going to be successful to get into the runoff. no one expects to get 50% more in february and avoid it. in a runoff, but the point is, that rahm has to go back and re-create a base. one of the big helps he got to even win that house race a few years ago when he first became a representative was that mayor daley had a pat tronage army that doesn't exist anymore to help him and mayor detailsy not anointing a successor. r
of elections, this could be the week we hear whether white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel is moving on to run for mayor of chicago. every indication he will the only question is when and who will replace him. >> savannah guthrie at the white house. >>> it's now ten minutes past the hour. let's go back to ann in new york. >>> lawrence o'donnell is the host of "last word" with lawrence o'donnell. five weeks before the midterm election, just how much trouble is the democrats in? >> this time in 1994 when we had the huge shift where the democrats lost the house and the senate, at this point in the process, no one knew that was going to happen. there were no polling indications that that would happen, no pundits predicted. the situation we're in right now according to the polling is the worst the democrats have ever been in. >> so with the news this morning in "the washington post" that the president's team is putting him on college campuses in a series of appearances to try to bring in those surge voters from 2008, would you characterize that as a hail mary pass? >> what it really is a
if rahm emmanu emmanuel, chief of staff leaves, the national security advisor, jim jones, if he leaves, some of the top economic advisors have left. what does the president need right now to turn things around the next two years going to the presidential elections? >> well, wolf, i -- i just spent, as you did, some time in new york talking to the policy community and financial community and others. and if there's one thing people agree on, the president has a choice. that is, does he have continuity in his appointment or does he signal change? i think people are looking for change. you know, it's -- it's understandable he would want some people to carry out what he's done. it's understandable he would want to keep a lot of his inner circle. but i think people now are looking to bring in heavyweights from the outside to help him hit that reset button and revive his presidency. >> and, david, you know this. when you're two years into an administration, sometimes you need a fresh set of eyes to come in and say -- >> yes, i do. >> you've been doing this the right way, maybe you need to do
in mid-2011. rahm e man qulooul e hand emmanuel was likely to be the chief of staff, but now he has the chance to run for mayor. he's going to be leaving. there is going to be a remake, a facelift, if you will, of the white house staff. i don't think it represents a change in policy, but it may give the president an opportunity to have a fresh start. >> i was going to say, how important do you think this president embraces -- i guess different points of view at this point? >> well, the president -- we had our chat with him last week. i asked him whether or not he wanted to send a message of mid-course correction. he said we are always looking to make our policies better. when you bring in a new national adviser, he may use that to signal to other points of view. he has to work with republicans more. he was open, for example, to a payroll tax holiday. this is something many republicans have pushed. we'll see how he adjusted around the edges. his fundamental course is set and he has a set of priorities that are practical. >> we should also say he did a great job with the town hall. th
is white house chief of staff rahm emanuel expected to say so long, i'm leaving. mike emmanuel, no relation to rahm emanuel, is live at the white house with developing details. good morning to you, mike. >> steve, guys, good morning. the latest we're hearing from this senior white house official is we should not expect anything today on the chief of staff's decision. all indications are that is that tomorrow would be the big day when many expect that the chief of staff will announce that he's deciding to leave his position and all indications are the president would say some form of farewell. what we are hearing from the chicago sun times that rahm emanuel may go on a listening tour of chicago neighborhoods this weekend to get a sense of the issues that a lot of people in the neighborhood are most interested in, chasing that story. don't have it yet. let's give them credit, guys. >> gretchen: let's say that rahm emanuel does in fact leave. what about the possible replacements? >> the name i've been hearing for the better part of a couple of weeks is pete rouse, who is a key member of the ob
at chief of staff rahm emanuel apparently. here's just a sample of their comments. marcus ma list sis of the daily kos says emmanuel is far too quick and happy to accommodate that democratic party's corporatist wing. the executive director of the aclu, anthony romero says emmanuel focuses less on policy outcomes and more on maintaining a democratic agenda that will keep the party in power. and the progressive change campaign committee website has a hold rahm accountable pledge ending with we won't forget the choices you made, rahm. if emanuel decides to run for chicago mayor and president obama has to choose a new chief of staff, what can he accomplish with the choice? joining me is governor ed rendell and's joan walsh. joan, let me ask you, what's your definition of a professional lefty? >> i'm not now and nor have i ever been a member of the professional left. >> okay. >> that's what it feels like, chris. it feels like a really diminishing term and i'm sorry robert gibbs ever introduced it. it makes us seem like those of us periodically critical of the president do it out
in mumbai india, two years ago. >>> there are reports that rahm emanuel will step down tomorrow to run for may in chicago. emmanuel is president obama's chief of staff. his replacement is expected to be a washington insider named pete rouse. at least on an interim basis. rouse served as chief of staff to former senator tom daschle back when daschle was senate majority leader. >> a look at doug's full forecast. >>> a car full of people plunged off the side of a mountain. >> we'll have an update on the my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not re i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to aord college. even though times were tough... governor o'mley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side
. the weekend before the meeting, the team said emmanuel -- a memo to rahm emanuel echoing that sentiment and laying the groundwork for a long -- a larger stimulus package. most policy makers had been contemplating a stimulus of $500 billion or less, we urge steady growth substantially because of the severity of the downturn. just as the recession was unprecedented in post-war american history, so was the policy response. the american recovery act was passed less than a month after the inauguration. it was large, well diversified, temporary, and the fast acting. many would like to see the more iconic bill, a moonshot the concentrated spending on a single activities such as building a nationwide smart electrical grid or comprehensive high-speed rail network. as happened with many decisions, pragmatism one out. we agreed that many of the things that would improve the economy passes were on glamorous measures such a state fiscal relief and tax cuts for working families. because the final bill was a mixture of hundreds of measures, many of which did not come with recovery act science are easi
rahm emanuel is considering stepping down and could leave his post as early as october. the most logical time for emmanuel to leave would be right after congresses recesses but before the november midterms. emmanuel expressed interest in running for mayor of chicago next year and have to file nomination papers by november 22nd of this year. "hardball," back after this. boss: our breakout session is gonna be great. got the gecko t-shirt... "4 million drivers switched!" gecko water bottle... notebook... chamois... gecko: sir, i feel a little bit uncomfortable with all... you know... with all this. i mean, it's not about me. should be about how geico's the third-largest car insurance company in the nation. things like that. boss: oh, of course! we're not gonna get carried away. gecko: uh...yeah... all right as long as we don't overdo it. vo: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> we're back. do you want to fight or make a deal? a new poll finds that more people say fight than deal. the national journal found that 49% of people say they m
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chief of staff rahm emanuel reportedly told colleagues he's going to leave the white house tomorrow to begin his campaign for mayor of chicago. sources close to emmanuel says he well speak to voters monday during a tour of chicago. >>> controversy today for california's gop gubernatorial candidate meg whitman. a former housekeeper says she hired her knowing she was undocumented in the united states but did nothing about it. nicky diaz worked for whitman from 2000 to 2009. whitman fired her last year when she started her campaign for governor. diaz hired attorney gloria allred to represent her in a lawsuit. >>> hollywood is mourning the loss of a long-time talent today. actor tony curtis has died. the oscar-nominated actor died of cardiac arrest. one of the most memorable roles was in "some like it hot." he had six children including jamie lee curtis. he was 85 years old. >>> another down day on wall street. the markets were down for the second straight day. let's go to new york where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch. >> reporter: the economic recovery remains sl
at getting younger voters to the polls. and, it looks as though one of his top lieutenants, rahm emanuel, may be out the door very soon. cbs news has learned that white house chief of staff rahm emanuel may leave the white house as soon as friday. emmanuel has long been contemplating a run for mayor of chicago, and a source says he is close to a decision. >> hello, milwaukee! >> reporter: the president will travel to the midwest today, to campaign for democratic senator russ feingold, who's trailing in the polls. but feingold himself will be nowhere in sight. part of the reason the president's approval rating now well below 50%. >> the president is just a polarizing figure right now. on another broader level this is not a year to be identified with the political establishment. no matter which party you're in. >> reporter: so bad that many democrats like two-term house member jason altmire of pennsylvania never mention their party, only their independence. >> i like that jason altmire is not afraid to stand up to the president. >> reporter: even if they don't want to b
that white house chief of staff rahm emanuel may leave the white house as soon as friday. emmanuel has long been contemplating a run for mayor of chicago, and a source says he is close to a decision. >> hello, milwaukee! >> reporter: the president will travel to the midwest today, to campaign for democratic senator russ feingold, who's trailing in the polls. but feingold himself will be nowhere in sight. part of the reason, the president's approval rating, now well below 50%. >> the president is just a polarizing figure right now. on another broader level, this is not a year to be identified with the political establishment. no matter which party you're in. >> reporter: so bad that many democrats like two-term house member jason altmire of pennsylvania never mention their party, only their independence. >> i like that jason altmire is not afraid to stand up to the president. >> reporter: even if they don't want to be seen with the president, democrats do want the money he's raising, over $65 million so far this year. but the money won't help if democrats don't bother to vote. so the focus o
tonight. >>> and rahm emanuel doesn't give a damn about the autoworkers in this country? a former insider has a shocking tell-all that spills the beans about emmanuel. jonathan alter responds next. all that, plus a wall street bank takes your tax dollars and they run overseas and create jobs and chuck norris, karate chops his way into the zone. and here we go again. an oil platform catches fire in the gulf of mexico. details coming up. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] ever have morning pain slow you down? introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid to fight fatigue. so get up and get goin'! with new bayer am. the morning pain reliever. [ deb ] people don't just come to ge capital for money. they come to us for help. at ge capital, we've been financing taylor guitars for over eight years, helping them build a strong dealer network. bringing music to people... i like that. ♪ ♪ [ bob ] i didn't know you could play. i didn't either. ♪ >>> coming up, the anti-incumbent movement is sweeping the nation. at this point,
in the breach to possibly take over if emmanuel does leave, but all eyes will be on what emmanuel does over the next few weeks. >> no question about it. mark murray, thanks. >>> chuck, you and i know that around the white house there's been speculation about who would replace rahm emanuel when and if it happened for a long, long time. and now it is coming to sharp relief. let's go through the list that we came up together on who our likely candidates are and who are the long shots. >> we'll start with the insiders, guys in the white house. the vice president chief of staff, ron claim, and phil schiliro. then you have the gray beards, old washington hand like tom daschle and a former white house chief of staff, leon panetta. then the business background because of the economy being so important and he knows washington, mark warner, the former virginia governor, current u.s. senator there and a former entrepreneur. then the republicans. there have been a lot of chatter, if you recall, about six months ago about the idea of former reagan chief of staff ken guberstein friendly with those in the
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